Delhi serial blasts accused sent to judicial custody

January 2nd, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A city court Friday sent Mohammed Saif, one of the accused in the Sep 13 serial bombings in Delhi, to judicial custody till Jan 7.Saif, who was brought to the capital from Jaipur Dec 25, was Friday presented before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja, who sent him to judicial custody.

The court earlier issued warrants for four other accused — Zeeshan, Zia-Ur-Rehman, Mohammed Shakeel and Saquib Nissar — in the Sep 13 serial blasts case to be brought before it Jan 7.

The accused, natives of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, were arrested from Delhi following a shootout in Jamia Nagar in south Delhi in which two suspected terrorists, Atif Ameen and Sajid, and a police officer were killed six days after the blasts.

The serial bombings in Connaught Place, Karol Bagh and Greater Kailash markets had claimed 26 lives and injured many more. The police last month charged the accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Explosives Substance Act with various offences, including waging war against the state, murder and attempt to murder.

The court on Dec 6 allowed Saif’s custody to be transferred from the Ahmedabad police to the Rajasthan police to help probe his alleged role in the May 13 blasts in Jaipur that left 86 dead.

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